Baggage Fees

Each ticketed passenger is allowed one carry-on bag, (maximum size 18 inches long by 14 inches wide by 10 inches deep and maximum weight of 20 pounds), one personal item (coat or purse), and two checked bags, up to 50 pounds each, free of charge on Ravn Alaska operated flights. An excess baggage fee will be charged for each additional piece of checked baggage. Excess charges are as shown below and apply only when traveling solely on Ravn Alaska-operated flights. Styrofoam containers will not be accepted for transport.

When checking more than 2 items, the additional items will be loaded on a standby/space available basis and handled in accordance with voluntary separation baggage rules: when check-in requirements are not met or you have exceeded the checked baggage piece limit (more than 2), it is possible your baggage may not arrive on your flight with you. If this occurs, your baggage will be sent on the next available flight, space permitting. It is the responsibility of the customer to return to the airport for the retrieval of the impacted baggage upon notification of arrival.

When making connections to another carrier, you will be subject to the fees of the most significant carrier’s rules. For example, if you are connecting from any Ravn Alaska flight to Alaska Airlines from Anchorage to Seattle or beyond, Alaska Airlines’ baggage rules and fees will apply as they are the largest portion of your journey.

Note: If you have oversize or overweight baggage, both carriers’ charges will be collected (except when making connections to Alaska Airlines).

  • First 2 pieces: FREE
  • 3-5 pieces: $75 each
  • 6-8 pieces: $100 each
  • 9 pieces and above: $150 each

Excess/overweight/oversize pieces travel on a space-available basis and are not guaranteed to travel with you on your same flight due to weight and space operational limitations. (Linear inches = width+height+length.)

  • 51-100 pounds: $75
  • 62-115 linear inches: $75
  • Items weighing over 100 pounds will not be accepted at the ticket counter and must be sent via air cargo or other means.

Note: Oversize and/or overweight baggage connecting to another carrier will be charged per carrier. These items require special processing and handling at each airline and therefore require the additional charges per carrier.

Military Baggage Allowance

Active duty U.S. military personnel and dependents with a valid military I.D. are allowed three additional baggage pieces free of charge. These additional baggage pieces may not exceed 50 lbs. each and must not be larger than 115 linear inches without incurring overweight or oversize fees. While the first five bags are free; additional bags are $75 each.

Note: Ravn Alaska will make every effort to accommodate the additional three piece military baggage allowance. However, due to operational limitations additional pieces will be tagged voluntary separation and are subject to space availability.


Carry-On Baggage

Passengers are limited to one small carry-on item not to exceed 18 inches long by 14 inches wide by 10 inches deep and limited to 20 pounds on flights operated by Corvus Airlines. You must also declare your hand-carry to a customer service agent and receive an approved hand-carry tag for each flight. Flights operated by Ravn Connect may require further restrictions for carry-on baggage due to weight and balance or size of aircraft. Refer to this checklist for other carriers’ carry-on size restrictions. If you are required to check your handcarry if it’s too large, baggage fees may apply. Please be sure to stop by our ticket counter to utilize our baggage sizer and to receive an approved handcarry tag from one of our Customer Service Agents.

Our baggage policies are different than other airlines due to the size of our overhead bins.

All fragile and valuable items as well as any medications and/or keys should be packed in your carry-on bag.


Checked baggage

Connecting Flights

Ravn Alaska can check baggage through to your final destination on most carriers. If your travel includes one of our airline partners you may be subject to additional checked baggage restrictions or charges. Please check with the operating carrier for more information regarding their baggage policies.

In order for your connecting carrier or for Ravn Alaska to through check your luggage to/or from your destination, the following connections times must be met to or from Anchorage:

  • Alaska Airlines – 1 hour and 10 minutes (Note: 1 hour for Fairbanks)
  • Delta Air Lines – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • American Airlines – 1 hour
  • United Airlines – 2 hours
  • PenAir – 1 hour

Please note that if the above connection times are not met, baggage tags unfortunately cannot be issued to your final destination and all baggage must be re-claimed and re-checked at each airport applicable.

Baggage Restrictions

Many common items used everyday in the household or workplace may seem harmless; however, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. Variations in temperature and pressure in flight can cause items to leak, start a fire or generate toxic fumes. Items that may not be packed in your carry-on or checked luggage include:

  • Cannabis: While cannabis is legal to consume in the state of Alaska all Ravn Alaska flights are operated under federal law and cannabis is still illegal under that law. Passengers may not transport any amount of cannabis on a Ravn Alaska operated flight. Ravn Alaska employees will not take or hold any cannabis on behalf of a passenger.
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Cutting instruments: no cutting instruments of any kind regardless of size or composition are permitted in the cabin or beyond the security checkpoint. This includes knives of any kind, carpet knives, box cutters, scissors, razors, ice picks or other folding or retractable blades. Security may also confiscate other sharp objects such as manicure sets and cork screw type wine openers
  • Dry Ice: may only be carried in checked baggage. The packaging must allow for the release of carbon dioxide gas. There is a limit of five pounds of dry ice per package. The package must be marked with the net weight of the dry ice or the statement that the net weight of the dry ice is five pounds or less. The name of the contents being cooled along with the words “Dry Ice” or “Carbon Dioxide, Solid” must be on the outside of the package. Dry ice in excess of five pounds must be forwarded via air cargo
  • Explosives: fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares, sparklers or other explosives
  • Flammable liquids: fuel, paints, lighter refills, strike anywhere matches, sterno or solids
  • Household items: drain cleaners, solvents, other caustic or corrosive solids or liquids
  • Other materials: gasoline-powered tools, wet cell batteries, camping gear with fuel, hazardous radioactive materials, poisons, and infectious substances
  • Pressurized containers: butane fuel, scuba tanks, propane tanks, CO2 cartridges, self inflating rafts, spray cans (limited amounts of personal toilet articles such as hairspray are allowed)
  • Undeclared firearms: firearms may not be placed in carry-on baggage. They may be included in checked baggage if they are declared, unloaded and properly packaged. Special restrictions apply for flights to/from Canada. For more information, please see the separately titled section on firearms or call Ravn Alaska at 800-866-8394. For more information about the Canadian Firearm policy, click here.

The above items are only a sampling of hazardous materials that may not be placed in your baggage or carried on board. All other items classified as “dangerous goods” by the U.S. government are also prohibited from being placed in your luggage. The shipment of unauthorized dangerous goods may result in criminal or civil penalties. Click here for the TSA prohibited items list. Click here for the FAA hazardous material list.


Information on Transporting Sporting Equipment, Fish and Game Meat

Information on Fragile, Delayed or Damaged Baggage